(Image from CNN.com)
Ever since Friday, since the disaster in Japan struck, I've just been completely glued to the computer and TV, hoping to find a 'GOTCHA!! Early April Fool's Joke!' but none was to be found. In fact, by Saturday, I knew but didn't want to know that the morning light will only bring on worse news.
Frankly, the disaster affected my work mainly because I have friends in Japan who were affected by the quake. Thankfully, none of them were injured and are still very much alive if not shaken to the core of their every nucleus or atom or something-like-cell....gosh, I'm bad at science. Can you tell?
But what can be worse than an earthquake that magnitude which was followed by a sweeping tsunami? A hurricane? A meteor slamming right into (just) Japan? Or maybe aliens abducting the whole nation. None of the above. Instead, it's a failing nuclear power plant. Now that we have that, it should be a COMPLETE disaster.
But no, Mother Nature decides, it most definitely is not rock bottom yet. Apparently, scientists believe that the people from the land of the rising sun may suffer continuous aftershocks followed by the threat of a stronger aftershock of at least 7.0 on the scale within the next few days. Speculation...yeah but when scientists talk like that, they've usually done their math. And being scientists from a country that came up with Nintendo and robots, I am only supposing, they are pretty good.
Therefore, I sit here thinking why am I thinking so much and maniacally hunting down news about the catastrophe and I came up with a couple of theories.
1. I like sushi and sushi is going to be pretty expensive now
2. I love the Japanese spirit and this is heart-breaking
3. It's too close for comfort.
5. IT. JUST RECENTLY. HAPPENED. TO. SO. MANY. BLOODY. COUNTRIES. ISN'T THIS ENOUGH ALREADY??!!
I think the fifth theory is the one that I am going with. What about you? Tomorrow's Monday ad I have to get back to work...hopefully...when I am not looking up 'nuclear radiation' tags on Twitter. Or refreshing the CNN page.
Nutcase. That, I am. So, if you want to join the self-destructive neurotic gang, head on over here.